May 8, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Webinar, May 18

Live FFCRA webinar presented by the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division. Q&A session will follow the presentation.
May 6, 2020

UA SafeState: Start-Up Safety Information

The University of Alabama offers this information to help companies enter "restart" mode.
May 5, 2020

Web Call (May 5): Childcare Challenges

On May 5, Gail Piggott, Executive Director of the Alabama Partnership for Children, joined us for our daily Zoom conference call. We talked about challenges with childcare now, and what we'll likely see in the months to come.
May 4, 2020

Web Call (May 4): Alabama Bankers Association

On May 4, Scott Latham, President & CEO of the Alabama Bankers Association, joined us for our daily Zoom conference call.
May 4, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program Loans – FAQ (Updated May 3)

Here is updated guidance to address borrower and lender questions.
May 1, 2020

Web Call (April 30): Redstone Arsenal

On April 30, Colonel Kelsey A. Smith, Garrison Commander of Redstone Arsenal, joined us for our daily Zoom conference call.
May 1, 2020

Ask the Experts: New ‘Lunch & Learn’ Series starts May 4

You likely have questions about returning to work, or maybe about employees. Join this new series starting Monday, May 4 to get answers from a banker, accountant and attorney.
April 30, 2020

Web Call (April 29): Upcoming Virtual Career Fairs

We will host virtual career fairs May 5 & 7 with Auburn and Alabama students, and then our Senior Sprint event with local high school seniors May 13-15. Many North Alabama companies still have workforce needs, and we encourage you to sign up for these events!
April 29, 2020

SBDC Webinars this week, for Disaster Loans & PPP

These will include any news / updates on the SBA Disaster Loan & Paycheck Protection Program, but will focus on Questions & Answers from participants.
April 29, 2020

OSHA’s Response to Workplace Safety and Coronavirus Exposure

OSHA has issued guidance to cover questions employers have about protecting workers.
April 28, 2020

Web Call (April 28): Alabama Technology Network on “Return to Work”

Keith Philips and Robert Tomlinson presented the Alabama Technology Network's Return to Work plan to help businesses and industry in bringing employees safely back to work.
April 27, 2020

SBA re-opens PPP loan applications on Monday, April 27

The Small Business Administration will resume accepting PPP loan applications on Monday, April 27 at 9:30AM CDT from approved lenders on behalf of any eligible borrower. This will ensure the SBA has properly coded the system to account for changes made by the legislation.
April 27, 2020

UPDATED: FAQ on Paycheck Protection Program Loans

Here are some frequently asked questions about PPP, published on April 26, 2020.
April 27, 2020

How to Reopen: Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for Employees, Customers

We realize you have questions as you work to keep your place of business clean, whether you've been in operation in a limited capacity, or you're about to open again soon. Health officials offer this guidance, and we urge you plan now so your workplace will be ready when it's time to reopen.